Winter Solstice and Jupiter Saturn conjunction on 21 December 2020

Jupiter and Saturn cross paths every 20 years but this year they are closest they have been since 1623 combining to create a larger light. Scientists believe that the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ might have been such a conjuction of planets.

Astrologists believe that this year’s conjunction of the planets is extra special because it is occuring on the day of the Winter Solstice on December 21, the shortest day of the year.

It is also happening during the astrological sign of Aquarius, bringing a different energy to everyday life, and  The Age of Aquarius signifies an end to materialism and selfishness and a new focus on ideas and innovation that will help our fellow human beings.

The last grand conjunction happened May 28, 2000, in the astrological sign Taurus which they believe caused humanity to focus on material concerns such as money and banking, economic security and control, and global financial disparities between “haves” and “have nots” as well as concern over classic Taurus themes including Earth and her well being, animal welfare, nature, conservation, and climate change.

Whatever you do or don’t believe about the astrology, the fact remains that the Winter Solstice marks the point where you can now look forward to the days starting to get longer again.

Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals. The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradual lengthening of nights and shortening of days. Because the event was seen as the reversal of the Sun’s ebbing presence in the sky, concepts of the birth or rebirth of sun gods have been common.

 

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